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Storms, Floods in Russia Kill Dozens

State of emergency declared in Krasnodar region

(Newser) - Flash floods in the southwestern Russia region Krasnodar have killed about 100 people and affected 13,000, reports the BBC . Torrential rains started yesterday in the region, causing the government to declare a state of emergency. The flooding also has affected oil shipments from Novorossiisk on the Black Sea. "... More »

Zoo Animals Die in Devastating Minn. Flood

Seal, polar bear swim to safety after torrential rains

(Newser) - A polar bear and a seal who managed to swim to freedom and safety were among the lucky ones when torrential rains inundated a Minnesota town, flooding homes and streets, forcing evacuations and wiping out the local zoo. An 8-year-old boy was swept six blocks in an underground culvert in... More »

Rains, Mudslides Kill 38, Cause Havoc in S. Korea

Officials say rains could be biggest in a century

(Newser) - Heavy rains caused flash floods and mudslides around South Korea today, killing at least 38 people, reports the Korea Herald . Ten students were killed when a wall of mud buried the resort cabin they were staying in about 68 miles east of Seoul; 24 others in the town were injured.... More »

Extreme Rains Linked to Global Warming

Two studies tie weather disasters to pollution effects

(Newser) - We may have no one but ourselves—in part—to blame for the heavy rains and floods that have been plaguing everywhere from Nashville to Australia in recent years. Prior studies discovered that the likelihood of experiencing severe precipitation on a given day jumped 7% over the years 1951 to... More »

Scores Killed in Rio Flooding

City on brink of collapse in biggest storm in decade

(Newser) - At least 100 people have been killed in Rio de Janiero state as the most torrential rains in a decade flooded homes and triggered deadly landslides. The government has declared a state of emergency as rescuers dig through mud burying Rio shanty towns in a desperate bid to unearth survivors... More »

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